Critically Acclaimed Jet Ski Racer Riptide GP Splashes on to iOS and Android This Month

San Rafael, CA – October 6, 2011 — Indie game developer Vector Unit is proud to announce that their critically acclaimed jet ski racing game Riptide GP™, previously an NVIDIA® Tegra™ exclusive, will be released for iPhone, iPad, and high-end Android devices in late October 2011.

Riptide GP is a speed-infused arcade jet ski racing experience featuring realistic, physics-based waves and stunning visuals, ushering in a new era of console-quality titles on mobile devices. 

“We’ve taken all of our console game experience, passion for games, and our proprietary Vector Engine,” said Matt Small, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Vector Unit, “and jammed every ounce of it into Riptide GP to create a big, exciting, over the top 3D jet ski racing extravaganza for mobile players.”

Players stunt, boost and rocket their jet skis through twisting canals and rivers, futuristic cityscapes, and mysterious research facilities over an ever-changing torrent of unpredictable and undulating water.

Riptide GP goes wide end of October 2011. 

Game Features:

·         Carve through 12 race courses across dynamic, ever changing water surfaces

·         Grab massive air and perform dramatic stunts

·         Unlock and master 6 screaming fast jet skis

·         Alter the environment mid-race with interactive triggers

·         3 game modes: Race, Hot Lap and Championship

·         Earn achievements, post to leaderboards, and race against your friends’ best split times with OpenFeint™ and GameCenter™ support (GameCenter on iOS only)

Screen Shots:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/19827153/RiptideGP_iOS_Android_Ancmt.zip

Technical Specs:

iOS:                 Riptide GP’s minimum spec is  iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3Gen, and iPad 1.  For optimal performance and visual quality we recommend an iPad 2 or iPhone 4S.

Android:         On Android devices the game will run on most devices with an 800MHz single core processor or better.  For optimal performance and visual quality, dual core devices are recommended.

Media Contact:

Vector Unit Press

press@vectorunit.com

More information:

Game Website:  www.riptidegp.com

Facebook fan page:  http://www.facebook.com/VectorUnit

Twitter:  vectorunit

About Vector Unit :

Located in San Rafael, California, Vector Unit Inc is an independent game development studio dedicated to creating big game play experiences in small downloadable games.  The company was founded in 2008 by Matt Small and Ralf Knoesel, veterans of award winning projects such as: Spore, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Dead Space, Godfather, and Blood Wake.

Vector Unit’s first title, Hydro Thunder Hurricane (©2010 Microsoft Game Studios) was released as part of the Xbox LIVE® Summer of Arcade in July 2010, followed soon after by the Tempest Pack DLC.   In May 2011, Vector Unit released Riptide GP on Android tablets and phones running NVIDIA’s Tegra hardware.  The game has since become one of the top rated (4.7/5) racing games on the Android Market.

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